Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the information exchanged between a web server and its users. The practical application of using an SSL is to secure the data which customers submit on your website - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, and so on. Any content they enter in any box on the site will be submitted securely to the server, so their login or payment data will be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your online presence shall be higher. While this may not be an issue for a larger business, it might matter for a non-profit organization or a small online store that doesn't generate big profits if additional money should be spent. That is the reason why we've taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting

Given that we offer SSL certificates with our cloud hosting plans, you can very easily secure your Internet site and use a shared IP address with only several clicks. The option shall be available during the order process, thus if you have a dedicated IP address, you can use it, but if you don't have one and you don't want to pay for this kind of a service, you could use the shared IP, that has been set up especially for SSLs. The certificate will work in the exact same way as if it had a dedicated IP and the one difference will be that if somebody tries to open the IP address as a URL, they won't see your Internet site. As our system includes an auto-configuration option, the SSL will be set up automatically once it's issued, so you'll not need to do anything on your end after you approve it. This way, you can have a secure and reliable Internet site without spending extra cash for that.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate could be used with our specifically set up shared IPs, thus if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you can use this option with merely a couple of mouse clicks when you install a certificate you acquire through us or through some other vendor. For the SSLs that we offer you are also able to take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. Thus the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP address will be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action expected on your end, and thus any data that visitors submit on your site shall be secure. The SSL shall perform in the same exact way no matter if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the one thing which is different between the two setups is that entering the shared IP as a URL in a browser will not open your website.